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Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda During World War II

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Much of the story about the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany has yet to be told. In Motherland in Danger, Karel Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to the people on the home front?

For Stalin, the obstacles were manifold. Repelling the German invasion would require a mobilization so large that it would test the limits of the Soviet state. Could the USSR marshal the manpower necessary to face the threat? How could the authorities overcome inadequate infrastructure and supplies? Might Stalin's regime fail to survive a sustained conflict with the Germans?

Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, from up close, its propaganda machine. Using sources in many languages, including memoirs and documents of the Soviet censor, Berkhoff explores how the Soviet media reflected--and distorted--every aspect of the war, from the successes and blunders on the front lines to the institution of forced labor on farm fields and factory floors. He also details the media's handling of Nazi atrocities and the Holocaust, as well as its stinting treatment of the Allies, particularly the United States, the UK, and Poland. Berkhoff demonstrates not only that propaganda was critical to the Soviet war effort but also that it has colored perceptions of the war to the present day, both inside and outside of Russia.

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Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to people on the home front? Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, up close, how the Soviet media reflected--and distorted--every aspect of the war.

About the Author

Karel C. Berkhoff is Senior Researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674049246
Subtitle:
Soviet Propaganda during World War II
Author:
Berkhoff, Karel C.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
Social Science-Media Studies
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Propaganda
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120425
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet Union
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to people on the home front? Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, up close, how the Soviet media reflected--and distorted--every aspect of the war.
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